'People's love for Jesse beyond imagination'

Posted at Aug 23 2012 12:43 PM | Updated as of Aug 23 2012 09:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The widow of the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo said their family is overwhelmed by the love shown by all the people to her late husband.

“Yung pinakita ng tao was beyond his imagination. He was always assured of the love of the people of Naga pero I think what he was not prepared was yung hindi lang pala taga-Naga yung nagmamahal sa kanya. Every time na nakikita naming sa news yung mga article sa dyaryo, mga tributes about him, parang ang saya namin,” Leni Robredo said.

In the press briefing, the female Robredo said her husband did not find it important that he was not confirmed as DILG chief by the Commission on Appointments.

She said her husband only wanted to do her work well.

“When he comes home, he would wonder –may patutunguhan kaya yung ginagawa ko?
He would wonder if people would appreciate what he was doing kasi iba yung national sa local. Sa local, instant yung result so naiinip siya na hindi instant yung result sa national,” he said.